McMillin Texas Homes to Provide Clare Controls' Automation Packages as Standard Amenities

McMillin Texas Homes, noted builder of about 70 "green" residences this year, announced that it will provide Clare Controls' ClareHome automation packages as standard amenities in three of its new San Antonio communities. The products will be available in Venado Creek, The Ridge at Lookout Canyon, and the Cliffs at Cibolo.

In addition to the well-documented end-user benefits of Clare's lifestyle applications, the systems' automation options will help support McMillin's smart energy management efforts.

The automation solutions for McMillin Texas are being delivered via partnership with Clare Controls, a manufacturer of high-performance automation solutions noted for offering scalable lifestyle automation solutions; and Builder Security Group (BSG), a provider of home technology management services.

Each McMillin Texas home will incorporate a CLIQ controller, the "brain" of the automation solution, to host scalable applications. Homeowners can then select personalized packages to add benefits including safety and security, comfort and convenience, and entertainment to their homes. Of particular value to an increasing number of McMillin customers is the system's ability to support smart energy management practices. Toward that end, McMillin is including a controllable thermostat and automated lighting in their new San Antonio homes. These applications and others are unified under the control of a Clare's personalized interface on users' iPads, iPhones, and Android phones, and can be accessed securely from home or away.

"Having the right tools for the homeowner is what it takes to achieve sustainable energy efficiency in our homes," stated John Teeple, VP of Operations for McMillin Texas. "The easy-to-use Clare Controls automation solution guided our decision to include this technology as a standard in our new homes. We love the ClareHome app because it is familiar to our clients, easily controllable, and easily customizable to fit needs beyond just energy savings."

"We're excited to add Clare automation to the mix of services we provide through McMillin Homes," added Ronnie Evans, President & CEO for Builder Security Group. "The Clare system was designed to deliver a high level of efficiency that makes it a great match for the detail we bring to every job, and this will assure a consistently high level of service."

Brian Dietsch, Clare's VP of Business Development added, "What we have here is, essentially, an ideal situation for the Clare Builder Program. We're partnered with McMillin Homes, with their focus on building distinctive, energy-efficient homes, and BSG, with its long history of understanding and meeting its customers' technology needs. It's a great partnership for all three of our companies, and the biggest winners will be McMillin's customers, who will enjoy convenience, security, and energy conservation…all in the ClareHome package."

About McMillin Texas Homes

McMillin Texas Homes, was acquired from Corky McMillin companies in August, 2014 by their San Antonio management team and is now actively building in four master planned communities in the Greater San Antonio Area including Venado Creek, The Cliffs at Cibolo, Ridge at Lookout Canyon, and The Presidio. A new master planned community, Helotes Canyon, is planned to open in mid-2015. For more information on McMillin Texas Homes, please visit

About Builder Security Group, Inc. (BSG)

In 2004, Ronnie Evans created BSG to provide San Antonio homeowners and builders with one reliable resource for all the finishing touches that go along with a new home. From security products and monitoring to home theater systems and networking, BSG provides everything down to the last detail. The combined experience and reputation of the BSG team, along with the wide array of products and services we offer, has helped us to grow a reputation throughout San Antonio and surrounding areas as a premiere outlet for homeowner and home builder needs. Please visit our website for more information:

About Clare Controls

Clare Controls is the provider of the ClareHome Builder Program, an integrated hardware, software, and business solution that gives homebuilders a comprehensive response to today's exploding demand for mainstream home automation systems. Featuring on-site service by certified Clare partners with national manufacturer's support, the Program delivers full-featured home automation in a predictable and repeatable business model. For more information, visit

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